FIFA 21, Judgment, and a string of cutesy platformers en route
Google is assuring owners that, despite its somewhat rocky start, Stadia still has the company’s full support, with “more than 100 games” currently slated for arrival on the cloud gaming service over the course of 2021.
“We’re thrilled to continue bringing great games from some of the best developers for our players to experience within the Stadia store,” reads an official Stadia forum post. “Over the next few weeks and months, players can expect to see everything from action-filled RPGs to competitive co-op titles and nimble platformers […] These games represent just a sampling of the more than 100 games that will be added to the Stadia store for our players in 2021 to share, experience, and play with friends.”
Among the titles lined up for Stadia’s immediate future are Electronic Arts’ FIFA 21 (March 17), Team Yakuza’s detective brawler Judgment (April 23), and Cradle Games sci-fi RPG Hellpoint. Also listed are a slew of cute, cartoony platform titles, including WayForward’s Shantae releases Half-Genie Hero and Risky’s Revenge, PixelHive’s fun-looking Kaze and the Wild Masks, and LiquidBit’s competitive multiplayer title Killer Queen Black.
The post follows up from Stadia’s recent announcement that it was already shutting down its internal game development studios, a little over a year into the service’s launch. Going forward, Stadia intends to concentrate on delivering third-party software new and old to its community of users, publishing more games with each passing month.
I guess there’s life in the old… erm… new dog yet.